Katrīne Pļaviņa

Senior Associate


English, Latvian, Russian



Primary practices:

GDPR & Data Protection, Regulatory

Secondary practices:

Energy, Environment, Government Contracts, Public Procurement, Telecom & Technology


+371 26 164 110


+371 26 164 110

Primary practices:

GDPR & Data Protection, Regulatory

Secondary practices:

Energy, Environment, Government Contracts, Public Procurement, Telecom & Technology


Katrīne Pļaviņa, LL.M., leads the firm’s regulatory practice. She thus advises on GDPR, public procurement, energy, state aid and environment matters.

Katrīne is the firm’s GDPR expert and helps finance, retail, transport and telecom companies attain GDPR compliance on the legal and IT levels. She regularly conducts data protection due diligence, in cooperation with IT auditors at Datakom and acts as an external data protection officer to finance companies.

Katrine helps companies win fair tenders. She also advises state owned companies and municipalities on how to procure the most competitive offer in a smooth procedure. Katrīne represents clients before Procurement Monitoring Bureau and courts. Katrīne sits at the drafting table of the newest procurement laws and helps to improve them as the Head of the Public Procurement Committee at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and expert for the European Commission.



2017 / Senior Associate, VILGERTS
2010 – 2016 / Associate, VILGERTS
2013 – 2014 / Associate, Sidley Austin LLP Brussels
2010 / Trainee, European Court of Human Rights Legal Division


2013 / Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (distinction, Dean’s list)
2011 / University of Latvia, Mag. iur.
2009 / Utrecht University, Visiting student


2019 / European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement, Expert
2018 / Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Head of the Public Procurement Committee
2014 / Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deputy Head of the Public Procurement Committee
2012 / Latvian Bar Association


2016 / Still no compromise in the draft procurement law, Dienas Bizness
2016 / Government presses for compromise / Dienas Bizness
2016 / Quarells over the new rules, Dienas Bizness



Defended a department store before the Consumer Rights Protection Centre in alleged price display breach for loyal customers.

Audit the compliance of a media company’s digital and analogue marketing practices with GDPR and the draft ePrivacy regulation.

VILGERTS assisted RB Rail in drafting new standard tender rules for design and supervision services, which RB Rail shall procure in a competition with negotiations. We help the client to find the delicate balance between the risks that the client is willing to leave with the suppliers and the uncertainty of the costs of the services for the supplier.

VILGERTS together with Datakom, a leading IT services provider, conducted a full due diligence of a Latvian pharmaceutical champion. The GDPR compliance package involves a due diligence, where lawyers and IT experts sit side by side in interviews and the analysis phase and automatically catalogue the client’s personal data. The company has spread throughout the EU and CIS; therefore our task was to offer solutions to managing data export and imports that would fit its culture



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